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The Making of Bryony Gordon

Welcome to the second series of The Making of... from The Female Lead


Our guest this week is the writer and campaigner Bryony Gordon. As well as her weekly column for the Telegraph, Bryony is a prolific author - writing six books in the last seven years. These memoirs are funny and painful explorations of mental health and addiction, and her most recent book No Such Thing as Normal is a practical guide for those struggling to cope



Bryony is a passionate mental health campaigner and in 2016 she founded Mental Health Mates - a network of peer support groups. In 2017 she started her Mad World podcast, where Prince Harry chose to give his first interview about the mental health problems he has experienced. In our conversation we talked about addiction, rehab, motherhood, mental health, and why it’s good to choose the slightly dull guy.


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The two of Bryon’s books we talk about most are:

No Such Thing As Normal (2021)

My Glorious Rock Bottom (2020)


And this is the excellent mental health support group set up by Bryony: Mental Health Mates


The Making Of is hosted by Bea Appleby. The production is brought to you by The Female Lead. And the whole series is very kindly sponsored by Missoma Make your moments last forever with Missoma and get an exclusive 15% by using MAKE15 now on https://uk.missoma.com/